This page aims to help you remove Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic (Always Weather). Our removal instructions work for Chrome as well as every version of Windows.
Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic is a type of software that might take control of all your browsers – Chrome, Explorer and/or Firefox (and all the other apps used for browsing); and may result in some awfully annoying modifications of them:
- It is possible that you could be redirected to unknown web pages all the time while you are browsing the web. Therefore, your surfing experience in general may get compromised.
- Your browser apps may launch the generation of too many online ads. Pop-ups and bright boxes, also banners, might appear all over your tabs and windows each time when you attempt to surf the world wide web.
- Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic may even be able to substitute your usual browser homepages and search engines with unfamiliar ones.
This software is called browser hijackers. The positive aspect of such contamination is that, generally, these programs are NOT the most dangerous online hazards. Nonetheless, the rather unpleasant news is that the potential modifications such a program may inflict could seriously mess with your nerves. Browser hijackers are classified as a type of software oriented mainly towards infecting your browsers. In fact, no other component of your personal computer will be modified by such a piece of software. This kind of software might just merely change your browser apps.
The probable reason why you still haven’t heard anything about Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic:
It’s probable that you are not aware of all of the versions of hijackers and the fact that they are usually acting in favor of the advertising industry. The mutual efforts of manufacturers, service providers and programmers to come up with cyber tools for marketing (as a result of the increasingly online-based communication) have led to the development of this type of software. Indeed, the redirecting and advertisements such programs could cause must be regarded as similar to the advertising campaigns on TV and on the radio. This business principle is better known as PPC (pay-per-click) and its name really describes the manner in which it functions. The more ads you see on your monitor and click on, the more redirecting you experience and the more a certain search engine is used; the more productive this marketing process is believed to be and the more cash both parties involved generate.
Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic (Always Weather) Chrome Removal
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!
Is Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic simply irritating or in fact harmful?
It’s more than simply sure that Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic is NOT related to any malware category. This product represents a basic promotion-oriented instrument and is not going to do anything bad to you or your system. Still, let’s discuss the actual difference between a browser hijacker and any of the known kinds of viruses. The first of many basic differences between malware and advertising software is in the distribution methods used. Whilst the majority of viruses we are aware of (such as Ransomware and Trojans mainly) are able to automatically self-install on your PC; Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic and its sibling programs, on the other hand, ALWAYS need to ask you for your knowing or unknowing permission to launch the installation process. One more example is of the different way in which a hijacker and a random version of Ransomware normally affect you and your computer:
- While any standard hijacker may basically “take over” your browsers and change them a little, a Ransomware virus can actually encrypt all your regularly used data, and prevent you from accessing it, and what’s more – then demand a ransom in exchange for reversing the encryption process.
In general, browser hijackers get distributed via:
When discussing Adware or hijackers, the most popular source is a process called software bundling. Bundling is actually the process of assembling different games and apps and distributing them together, in mixes called bundles, typically for free. Such bundles are generally harmless if you know how to get them installed properly. Mastering the skill of performing a safe installation process lets you benefit from the free programs inside such bundles. However, at the same time you will be able to avoid installing the advertising programs that may be lurking there. In fact, the important detail here is: whatever you install in your system, try to do that it in a slower, but safer way: by selecting the ADVANCED/ CUSTOM installation options.
How to solve your hijacker-related issue:
We must remind you that the better way to handle any infection is not to catch it in the first place. The only always effective way is to do your best and avoid the sources of the possible infections. If your device has already caught Pmcboldhlmhecoigccicmippjglnhhic, go to the Removal Guide we have attached below.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Only some annoying browser-related changes – many ads might appear, also some redirecting and homepage/ search engine modification.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundles, freeware, shareware, torrents and other ads (spam).|